Food/Recipes

Broccoli and Cheese Nuggets

Broccoli nuggets

A couple weeks ago, I whipped up some broccoli and cheese nuggets/tater tots/patties (call them what you may) and my toddler actually ate a couple which is nothing short of a miracle. How to make them: Chop a head of broccoli roughly Blanch broccoli pieces for a couple of minutes in boiling water then drain (and shock in cold water if you want to retain…

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Parenting

When The Flu Strikes Your Household

Ellie tummy time

Both my 3-year-old and 3-month-old are sick now with what I reckon is the flu. What a joy. They have been sick together before but just with a cold- nothing like this! My toddler has been sick for days now with fever, a wet cough and sniffles and has just been crying to be held all day and night…which is impossible when you…

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Parenting

Why My Toddler Does Not Wear Pyjamas

Six under eight

Madeleine West is an actress, former Neighbours star, chef Shannon Bennett's wife, a very busy mum and author of Six Under Eight…yes that's SIX kids! And why am I talking about her? Well, she recently received a lot of backlash for one of her parenting tips which was to put the kids to bed in their clothes for the next day if…

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Everything Else

My Dream…and How to Find Your Dream

Spotlight

My Dream I was going through the many drafts in my blog when I stumbled upon the post below originally entitled "Finding Your Dream". I had written it many years ago before I even became a mum. I published it at the time, then for some reason later took it down. I don't remember exactly why now but my best guess…

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Food/Recipes

Brunch @ Matcha Mylkbar, St Kilda

Matcha

I am someone who usually prefers not to mix cafe/restaurant outings with young babies, but an invite from a friend to check out new vegan cafe Matcha Mylkbar sounded way too good to pass up (I love green, matcha and vego food so it sounded perfect on paper!). So we went, kids and all. Interestingly there turned out to be…

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Parenting

There is No Shame in Being Naked

Rudie nudie

If you are Asian, chances are that growing up you’ve heard the phrase “Shame shame!”  As in… “Don’t run around naked! Shame shame!”  “Don’t lift your skirt! Shame shame!” An illustration from the children’s book Rudie Nudie by Emma Quay Maybe you yourself are automatically using it with your kids because you heard it from your parents. I get that the…

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